Monday, June 29, 2015
The Wellington Hurricanes and Otago Highlanders have become the ugly duckling stories of New Zealand rugby after defying their critics to reach the Super 15 final.
A year ago Vincenzo Nibali was very much the third man but the defending champion will begin the Tour de France this year with a far greater reputation.
Pop diva Lady Gaga's rendition of "Imagine" at the European Games opening ceremony lit the touchpaper that put human rights issues on the backburner and ushered in a dream two weeks for both controversial hosts Azerbaijan and Pat Hickey, president of the European Olympic Committees.
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Carli Lloyd scored the sole goal in the 51st minute to give the United States a 1-0 win over China on Friday and a place in the semifinals of the Women's World Cup.
Germany coach Silvia Neid needed five volunteers for the shootout that could beat France and put the two-time Women's World Cup champions into the semifinals.
Carlos Tevez fired Argentina into the semifinals of the Copa America here Friday, scoring the decisive spot-kick as the tournament favorites defeated Colombia 5-4 in a penalty shoot-out.
St. Louis' Peter Bourjos scored the winning run on a throwing error in the 10th inning to give the majors-leading Cardinals a 3-2 win against the Chicago Cubs on Friday.
It is a rare day in India when basketball makes the front page of newspapers, yet Satnam Singh Bhamara achieved that feat when he became the first Indian to be drafted to the NBA this week.
Saturday, June 27, 2015
In his first offseason leading the New York Knicks, Phil Jackson came up short trying to land Pau Gasol. Jackson may have landed his multifaceted forward a year later with Kristaps Porzingis of Latvia.
Teen big man Karl-Anthony Towns was chosen by the Minnesota Timberwolves with the first pick in Thursday's NBA Draft, while Satnam Singh Bhamara made history as the first India-born selection.